DETROIT (CBS Detroit) – “Transformers 4″ will begin filming in metro Detroit.
The Michigan Film Office on Wednesday announced the movie has been approved for a film incentive from the state.
The movie was awarded an incentive of $20 million on $81,933,992 of projected in-state spending and is expected to generate more than 350 jobs in Michigan.
This will be the third Transformers movie to use Michigan as a backdrop
“It speaks volumes about all Michigan has to offer that Transformers is returning once again to our state,” said Margaret O’Riley, director of the Michigan Film Office, in a release. “This project will shine another bright spotlight on Michigan and provide tremendous opportunities for our cast, crew and support services.”
The movie plot will pick up following the conclusion of “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” when the Autobots and Decepticons have all but vanished from the face of the planet. An ancient, powerful Transformer menace sets Earth in his cross-hairs and “an epic adventure and battle between good and evil, freedom and enslavement ensues.”
Former Transformers leading man Shia LaBeouf has said he will not star in this yet-untitled sequel. According to unconfirmed reports, actors Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor are slated to appear in the film.